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Wilcox, Benjamin

Died: 1843-03-15 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: 1832 Menard County, Illinois

Before moving to Illinois, Wilcox married Isabella McNabb in Kentucky. Wilcox and his wife settled in a section of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later be subsumed into Menard County. In 1822, Wilcox assisted in building the first schoolhouse in Sugar Grove. Wilcox lived in Menard County until his death in 1843.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 508; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 199, 200; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:93, 248, 69:44, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Gravestone, Lebanon Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.